"Keep close to Nature's heart…and break clear
away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean."
John Muir, Founder of the Sierra Club
Note: Dogs are not permitted in many natural areas. Please
check with the outing leader if you would like to bring a pet on one
of our hikes. Also, minors (under age 18) must have Sierra Club waiver
form signed by the parent or legal guardian. Unaccompanied minors
must also bring a Medical
Treatment Authorization & Consent Form. If you are under 18,
contact our Outings Leader John Cruickshank prior to the outing at 434-973-0373.
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In order to have more outings, we need people to lead them!
We would like to offer hikes, bike rides, canoe trips, cross-country
ski trips, etc. Qualifications to be a Sierra Club leader: must be
a Sierra Club member and have current first aid and CPR certifications.
(You can obtain this certification through a Wilderness
First Aid Certification Course offered by the Matthew Rosefsky.)
Volunteer time: 2 to 48 hours per year. Interested? Call Deborah at